March, 2018

Trending: The Rise of Prefab and Modular Commercial Construction Techniques

Commercial Construction

Prefabricated elements such as pre-cast concrete walls, which Englewood installed for a Blain’s Farm & Fleet store in Romeoville, Ill., can have a positive impact on a construction project’s schedule and budget.

Who Is Responsible For Temporary Worker Safety?

FDR Safety

Who Is Responsible For Temporary Worker Safety? Just ask OSHA. OSHA has made it clear that staffing agencies and host employers are jointly responsible for temporary worker safety.

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Create Your Best Construction “About” Page

Construction Marketing Blog

Customers who view your “About” page spend 22.5% more than those who don’t. If they’re looking over your “About” page, it’s already a good sign, but you don’t want to lose them there.

Quantum Computing in 2018

Collaborative Construction

In 2014 I wrote a blog post singing the praises of Quantum Computing in Construction and, if I do say so myself, the post aged well!

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2017 Construction Forecast: A Post-Election Update

What's on tap for construction's economic fortunes in 2017?

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What is the Column Kicker? Its Formworks, Application and Advantages

The Constructor

What is Column Kicker? Why it is Used in the Construction? Column Kicker is a small concrete step used at the bottom of columns or walls to make sure. Concrete Structural Engineering Concrete Technology Structural

5 Tips For Hiring Great Temporary Safety Professionals

FDR Safety

In the world of Safety there are differing views on utilizing staffing agencies to fill temporary positions. Many feel that they are quite helpful thanks to their vast network of professionals while others have been disappointed in the quality of the employee they receive.

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Women in Construction – As Told By Women

Construction Marketing Blog

Construction is one of those industries notorious for being male-dominated and, at times, not as welcoming to women. What’s that experience truly like? Here are some opinions of women working in the construction industry, because who better to describe a woman’s experience in construction than actual women? Challenges Women Face in Construction. Women make up only 4% of the workforce in natural resources, construction, and maintenance.

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Army Corps crew earns award for work on Korte job in Tennessee

The Korte Company

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a group of its own for exemplary work on a construction project for the U.S. Department of Energy —a structure we couldn’t have built without the Corps’ expertise

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

The Dotted Line: How to develop a collaborative team that wins bids

Construction Dive

The most effective partners possess unique skill sets, have extensive lists of contacts and stay aligned with the project's overall goals

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Renewable Energy Claim is Deceptive

Green Building Law Update

This past week and there have been many other times this law firm was consulted about a marketing claim by a building owner with rooftop solar panels that advertises they “use” renewable energy, but the owner sells Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for the renewable energy it generates, so the Federal Trade Commission says it shouldn’t make the claim.

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Construction Defects in Deep Excavation and their Remedies

The Constructor

Various defects occur during construction in deep excavations such as leakage through retaining wall, dewatering during excavation, retaining wall. Construction Engineering & Management Construction

How College Basketball Can Change Your Workplace Safety Culture

FDR Safety

Picture via 247sports. As Safety Professionals we are constantly asked, “how can we improve our safety performance?” Our response is typically a variation of the same answer: You have to develop and practice a workplace culture that values safety and rewards your employees for being safe.

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The Construction Health Indicator is a daily pulse of the construction industry.

5 Tips to Buying a Luxury Lake House in Minnesota

Construction Marketing Blog

The scenic view surrounding your house should be eye-catching and breathtaking. All this can be achieved by finding the perfect lake house. At times this can be hard to find due to budgetary constraints. That is why when you look for a designer, you should be very vigilant and careful. Do a good detailed research and a background check to confirm the credentials of the designer. Most of this works are carried out by firms that are located near your community.

6 strategies to keep your project on budget

BD+C

Most of us are all too familiar with budget overruns. We’ve all had those projects that end up over budget, and we’re left wondering why. Keeping projects on budget is extremely important for overall profitability and even employee morale.

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Hiring women can ease the construction labor shortage

Construction Dive

Vicki O'Leary of the Iron Workers writes that women can fill "manly jobs," and that the industry must mitigate sexism and break down gender bias on the jobsite

Keys to modern warehouse design

The Korte Company

Societies have used warehouses for millennia. And for millennia, they haven’t changed much. Toss food or supplies someplace safe when you don’t need them, and retrieve them when you do. That’s all there was to it. That’s not the case in the 21st century.

Assumptions in Strength Calculation of Building Materials with Explanations

The Constructor

Strength, resistance against failure is the important property of any civil engineering material. Every material is to be tested for its strength. Structural Analysis Structural Engineering Structural

Pump Station S-5A Project Reaches Major Milestone

PC Construction Blog

Located in Loxahatchee, Florida, Pump Station S-5A is one of the initial pump stations built by the South Florida Water Management District and was the world’s largest when commissioned in 1955. The pump station has. All Projects Water & Wastewater Treatment

3 Ways to Improve Your Home on a Budget

Construction Marketing Blog

As they say, home is where the heart is. The home should thus be a safe, cozy haven where one can kick back and relax after a long day.There are many ways to improve your home, and the housetipster’s housetips will provide you with all the information you require to do so. This article below also contains a few useful tips to start you off. Improve your lighting. Good lighting makes all the difference in a room and brings a lot of ambience and brightness.

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LEED v4.1 Building Operations and Maintenance is Live

Green Building Law Update

LEED version 4.1 is now a reality with the release for use today, March 26, of LEED v4.1 O+M – Building Operations and Maintenance. “We We are excited to introduce LEED v4.1 in beta, the latest update to the LEED rating system,” said Melissa Baker, senior vice president for Technical Core with USGBC, when we spoke last week. The changes made to the rating system simplify and streamline the certification process for projects of all kinds.

Wood nanocrystals in a California bridge could change how concrete is made

Construction Dive

The nanocrystals are expected to strengthen concrete and decrease the need to use as much of the material

Before Collapse, Bridge Builders Dismissed Concerns About Cracks

ENR Construction

Among other unanswered questions is whether traffic controls should been used

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18 Types of Fixtures and Fastenings for Doors and Windows

The Constructor

Fixtures and fastenings are provided for doors and windows to provide operating facilities, security for rooms and ease of opening and closing etc. Building Materials Building Technology Guide Buildings

Komatsu Smart Construction Orders 1,000 Drones

Construction Equipment

Commercial drone data company Skycatch, and China-based DJI, manufacturer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, announced their partnership to manufacture and deliver a fleet of high-precision drones for Komatsu Smart Construction.

The Top 3 Trends Reclaimed Brick Interior Designs of 2018

Construction Marketing Blog

The year 2018 has started with a bang and with it are beautiful, trendy brick interior designs that will not miss catching an eye or two. Interior design trends change with every passing year and 2017 was no different with different textures and finishes being introduced into the market. Many have wondered about what 2018 will bring especially in the exposed brick design recently embraced by most people.

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GE Aviation Investing $105M In North Carolina Expansion

Business Facilities Blog

The aircraft engine and components manufacturer will add 146 jobs at its facilities in Asheville and West Jefferson, NC, with support from a performance-based state grant. Read: GE Aviation Investing $105M In North Carolina Expansion at BusinessFacilities.com.

Report: Construction workers least likely to have health insurance

Construction Dive

Many of the uninsured are independent contractors who are not entitled to benefits including health coverage

Theories Outrun Reliable Facts in Florida Bridge Collapse

ENR Construction

For now, the Florida bridge collapse has many possible causes

Methods of Excavation Used for Deep Foundation Construction

The Constructor

There are number of excavation methods which are used for deep foundation construction such as full open cut method, bracing excavation, anchored. Excavation How To Guide Work Procedures

Construction employers add 61,000 jobs in February and 254,000 over the year

BD+C

Construction employment increased by 61,000 jobs in February to the highest level since June 2008 as rising pay rates enabled the industry to attract more workers, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.